Notes from Nonna
Amy Morris-Young — who learned from both the Jesuits and her Nonna to view the world not only with her eyes, but with her heart and soul — shares that perspective in her monthly column.
Notes from Nonna: Our lives in the U.S. are predominantly lived out in separate boxes, the smells and sounds and textures of village life only distantly remembered, if at all.
A recent visit to Mass reminded me of my Italian grandmother, who late in her life traveled regularly to her ancestral home in Villa Basilica. In time, her visits became a liberating force among the women in the village.
If there is one thing my short trip to heaven taught me, it's that the last thing death means is that we are done, through, finished. Just the opposite.
In our crazy life, my husband and I have found that each time we make a plan, and dare to write it down on the calendar in ink, the logistics angels start to giggle.